I’m excited to announce that by the end of May, I’ll be a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP). This program blends the best principles of aging in place, accessibility, and universal design to make all homes accessible, comfortable and safer for everyone.
The Living In Place Institute was established to help professionals in the medical, design, construction and home inspection fields in all aspects of accessibility and safety in the home. The CLIPP designation is recognized by many organizations, including The American Occupational Therapy Association, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Interior Designers of Canada, and Universal Design Living Laboratory.
Did you know that less than 4% of homes have zero step entrances, single floor living and hallways and doors wide enough for a walker or even an adult carrying groceries? Also, 1 in 5 people have or will have some form of disability that will make living in their home difficult or impossible? Disabilities comes in a multitude of forms – dizziness, a broken bone, dementia, vision problems, to name a few.
Door levers with returns, motion sensor lighting, contrasting colour on steps, pocket doors, raised power outlets, and curbless showers are just a few design elements that can hugely impact a person’s independence, dignity, and ability to thrive in their home.
I’m excited to further develop the accessibility aspect of my design services, as my vision is to see all people living joyfully and safely in functional, beautiful and nurturing homes.
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